I recently moved to a very rural area, it is about a 40 min drive to the nearest village (pop. around 1000) and I wanted to share a positive experience, one of many since I have arrived, that have convinced me I am here to stay. I drove in to town today to pick up some stuff from the building supply (brooder and coop materials ). I get there to discover a dark building and an empty parking lot, save for one truck. I checked to see if it was Sunday (don't be jealous that I live in a state of oblivion at times) and then got out to see if they were just late opening. The owner was leaving as I noticed the sign on the door announcing the closure for "Family Day" He explained about the closure, then held the door open and said "Come on in!" I said I would come back another time but he would not take no for an answer. I went in and tried to gather my list as quickly as possible while the owner bent over backwards assisting me, radiating fellowship and positivity. The kind of guy it feels good just to be around, you know? When I had everything on the counter, well over $100.00 worth, I pulled out my wallet only to hear, "Oh no, you can't pay, the till is locked up, just take care of it next time you are in. No rush." As we left the store together, he handed me his card and said to call him if I ever needed anything and the store was closed. I thanked him again,mentally put him on my list of people I owe eggs to.and remarked at the how friendly and accommodating everyone has been since I have relocated. He smiled, said "It's what we do here, welcome to the area!" waved and got in his truck. I'm going to find a way to pay it forward today.